Werner was unstoppable for the Cobras leading Kilsyth to their 8th win of the season with a career high in scoring. In an amazing 2nd term Werner recorded 22 points, 10 rebounds and three massive dunks to ignite the home crowd.

Both teams traded baskets in the opening term with the Cobras building a slight lead at the first change.  The game opened up in the 2nd quarter with Werner exploding.  Chris Cameron (12pts) and Gerard Leonard (8pts, 5rbds, 5ass) supported Werner early in the term and by the time Matt Shanahan hit a three to end the half the Cobras led by 23 points.

With 34 points at the break for Werner, it looked like getting ugly for the Miners but to their credit they continued to play hard and outscored the Cobras in the 3rd term to cut the margin to 21.

Jamal Brown (21pts, 15rbds) started well in the 4th while BJ Carter (15pts) and Rishawn Norwood (13pts) also contributed to pull the margin back to just 13 points with about 6 minutes to play.  After leading by as much as 30 the Cobras were forced to call a timeout to ensure a win. 

Coach Grant Wallace addressed the team and Werner again responded scoring another 7 points in the final minutes of the game to give the Cobras a 17 point win over the Ballarat Miners.

The win improved the Cobras to 8-9 on the season after they dropped their road game on Friday night to Mt Gambier 102-97.

Leonard (26pts) and Werner (25pts, 9rbds) led the Cobras while Quincy Henderson (12pts, 11rbds) was also solid but it wasn’t enough against the Pioneers.  Kevin Smith (30pts) and Dallas Jefferee (20pts) proved a handful for Kilsyth at the defensive end.

After being in the match all night the Cobras had two crucial turnovers in the final minute of the game which resulted in dunks for Mt Gambier and handed them the win.

Kilsyth now have a weekend break before returning home on Saturday 13 June 2009 where they will take on the Albury/Wodonga Bandits at 8.15pm.

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